Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Room 1's Poetry

Today we looked at poetry written by Bruce Lansky. He writes funny poems for kids. We wrote poems based on his I Can't Write a Poem.
We had to think up excuses for not writing a poem. We all had lots of fun in the classroom sharing our thinking. Here are our poems.



I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I’m allergic to my pencil.
I’m busy growing up.
My pencil drowned in the swimming pool.
My brain is falling out.
My pencil got flushed down the toilet.
I ate my pencil.
My friend ate my other pencil.
Aliens captured my desk.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like another one?

By Jonathan


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
But I don’t know my A,B,C’s.
But the dog ate my book.
But a witch turned my paper into a frog.
But my pencil just broke.
But I feel sick.
But my pencil ran away
But my brain is still asleep in bed.
But my hair is in my face.
Time’s up? Uh no!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

by Kaitlin


I Can't Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I’m getting spots on my arms.
I need to go home.
Oh no the person next to me is talking uncontrollably.
My pencil is running away from me.
I left my brain under my bed.
I can't find my book.
I think I broke my thumb.
My pencil is hiding somewhere in the bookshelf.
My pencil is broken and I can’t find my sharpener.
Time’s up? Uh no!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.

By Brianna


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil is on fire.
My dog ate my pencil and paper.
I don’t know how to think.
I have to read my book before it’s overdue.
I can’t hear Mrs Poole.
I don’t know what to do.
My hands hurt.
My fingers are stuck together.
I am hibernating.
Time’s up? uh oh!
All I have is a dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?

                                                          By Katelyn

I Can’t Write a Poem
Forget it.
You must be kidding.
Ya didn’t give me a pencil.
I’m too busy thinkin’ about minecraft.
I can’t find meh paper!
But… *bell rings* it’s the end of school man!
Yer not the boss of meh.
Who cares  🌏*runs away*🌏 I don’t like poems.
Your phone is broken, today is SATURDAY!
*yawns* No way! I’m tired. *yawns again*
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Fiona



I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You’re kidding.
I booked a day off.
I have a doctor's appointment.
I’m going cycling with my friend.
My bed is so nice and  warm.
An alien burnt my book to ash.
I have booked a trip to Hong Kong.
I’m wasting time of my life I only have one you know.
Time's up?Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?

By Marcus


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I am too busy thinking.
I am going blind.
My hands are stuck together.
My hands are stuck to my desk.
I can’t open my eyes.
I can’t use pencils.
My desk is stuck and I can’t get my pencil and paper.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thank a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

Abby


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget It.
You must be kidding.
I only just woke up.
I haven’t brushed my teeth.
Or had a shower.
Or even packed my bag.
You’re mad if you think i’m doing that.
Besides I haven’t had my epi-pen.
I’m allergic to led.
Time’s up? Uh oh!.
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Dontay


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I forgot how to spell.
I’m allergic to writing.
My brain isn’t working.
An alien stole my book.
I need to go to hospital.
My pencil snapped in half.
I need to go home and get my bag.
I wasn’t listening so I don’t know what to do.
Time's up?Uh oh.
All I have is a dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thank’s a lot.
Do you want to see another?

By Andrew


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My deck is too messy I can’t find my pencil.
My bairn is still in the car.
My book is full I don’t have any space.
What do I write about?
The sun is shining in my eyes.
My hair is in my face.
I can’t find my rubber.
My papers ripped.
Times up oh no!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like me to write another one?

By Rubie


I Can’t Write a Poem


Forget it .
You must be kidding.
I wasn’t listening I was falling asleep.
My eyes fell out when I was rushing to school.
My hands really hurt.
I’m too busy copying my friends work.
My pencil is too blunt and I have no sharpener.
Jonathan is talking to me, I can’t concentrate.
I’m allergic to pencils.
I ripped my paper when I was rubbing out my mistakes.
Time’s up? Uh oh.
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like another one.

By Eason

I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My desk is too messy.
I can’t find my pencil.
I don’t have any paper.
I left my poem brain in the car.
I am allergic to writing.
My hands have blisters.
I need to go to the nurse.
Time’s up? Uh no!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Lokkie


I Can't Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I’m allergic to poems.
My dog has eaten my pencil.
My pencil doesn't want to do it’s job.
I’ve broken my hand so I can’t write.
My desk is too untidy so I can’t find my paper.
The pencil is blunt.
I’m sick, I’m going to bed.
I need to finish my homework.
Time’s up Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Willa


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My arm isn’t working.
I left my ears at home.
I had a late night.
I can’t hold my pencil.
My eyes keep crossing.
My paper has ripped.
I’m yawning like crazy.
I feel sick.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like see another one?

By Jessica


I Can't Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I'm bored.
I don't feel like it.
It's time for the next subject.
I broke my arm and I can't write with my other arm.
A robber was here last night and stole my book.
I'm doing something else.
I learn things at home and poem writing is one.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Would you like to see another one?

By Ethan  


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil burnt my paper.
I spilt my drink on my paper.
I’ve got chickenpox.
The music’s too loud.
It’s play time.
I broke my hand.
I can’t find my rudder.
I’m trying to learn my times tables.
Time’s up? Uh oh.
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Summer


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil is not my friend.
I lost my whole desk.
My body won’t let me.
My brain is at a party.
I’m having my medicine.
I’m trying to find my book.
But it’s singing class time.
But poems make my heart break.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

Cailan

I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
There’s a spider on my desk.
I think it’s almost time to go home.
I spilled water on my paper.
I lost my pencil.
I just got up out of bed.
I forgot to feed my bunny.
I’m too hungry.
I forgot how to spell.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is a dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like another one?

By Yoonju


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil is blunt.
I accidently ripped my paper.
How do I write?
I’m too tired.
My hair is in my face.
I don’t know how to do it.
I’m too busy thinking about lunch.
My friend is talking to me.
Time’s up? Uh oh.
All I have is a dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thank’s a lot.
Would you like to see another one.

By Jared


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My head is a wreck.
My pencil broke.
I have a stomach ache.
My rabbit chewed my book.
My brain ran away.
I forgot to do my homework.
My eyes don’t work.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have done is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to hear another one?



By Bella



I Can’t Write a Poem


Forget it.
You must be kidding.
I left my brain in the fridge.
I’m stuck to the chair.
I don’t have a rubber.
My paper fell in the fish tank.
I’m allergic to poems.
I left my brain on Tiritiri Matangi Island.
My cat ripped the paper.
I didn’t listen to Mrs Poole.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like another one?

By Bella


I Can’t Write a Poem

Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil is dieing.
I need a tissue.
I left my eyeballs at home.
I’ve got a blister.
I broke my pencil.
I’ve got a hole in my pencil.
I wasn’t listening.
I broke my finger.
Time’s up? Uh oh!
All I have is this dumb list of excuses.
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot. Would you like to see another one?

By Logan


I Can’t Write a Poem


Forget it.
You must be kidding.
My pencil’s haunted.
There’s too much pressure.
My mind exploded.
I’m stuck to the couch.
My mind’s drifted away.
My brain’s in the freezer.
My soul’s drained away.
Time's up? Uh oh!
All I have is a dumb list of excuses
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks al lot.
Would you like another one?

By Ryan




I Can’t Write a Poem


Forget it.
You must be kidding me.
My pencil is shy.
I'm too busy writing a bad poem.
Why poems?
My pencil is crying.
My pencil is biting me.
My pencil broke it’s led.
My brains at home.
I’m allergic to paper.
Time's up? Uh oh?
You like it? Really? No kidding.
Thanks a lot.
Would you like to see another one?

By Max






5 comments:

  1. I really liked all of the poems, they all have really cool excuses.

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  2. It was really fun writing these poems. Maybe ONE DAY we can use these excuses! room 1 had some really good imagination well done!

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  3. Wow I like all off your poems.Well done

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  4. I liked writing the poems they are all AWESOME

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